Dolphins hire Dick Haley

The Miami Dolphins today named Dick Haley, a veteran of 42 seasons in NFL player personnel, as a player personnel analyst.

In addition, the club added Chris Shea as personnel coordinator, Mike Murphy as a regional scout and Joe Schoen as a national scout.

More than one-third of Haley's tenure in the NFL has been spent with the New York Jets, where he served from 1992-2007, the first 10 years of which were spent as Director of Player Personnel. With the Dolphins, he will be in charge of special research projects as assigned by Executive Vice President of Football Operations Bill Parcells and General Manager Jeff Ireland. Prior to joining the Jets, Haley served with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1971-91 as Director of Player Personnel. In that role, Haley helped pick players that catapulted Pittsburgh to nine AFC Central Division titles, four AFC Championships and a pair of Super Bowl crowns. His 1974 draft consisted of four future Pro Football Hall of Famers in linebacker Jack Lambert, center Mike Webster and wide receivers Lynn Swann and John Stallworth. With the Steelers, Haley also was part of a staff that selected two other Hall of Fame members in linebacker Jack Ham (1971 draft) and running back Franco Harris (1972 draft). Haley commenced his scouting career with the BLESTO scouting service in 1966, where he spent five years (1966-70) before joining the Steelers. Haley played six seasons as a defensive back in the NFL after Washington made him a ninth-round draft choice in 1959. He had stints with the Redskins (1959-60), Minnesota (1961) and Pittsburgh (1961-64) in his playing career. Prior to that, he was a standout running back at the University of Pittsburgh from 1955-58. Haley and his wife, Carolyn, have a daughter, Callie, and a son, Todd, who currently is the offensive coordinator with the Arizona Cardinals.

Shea also spent some time with the Jets.

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